These popsicles are easy to make, healthy, and taste so good. I enjoyed one on the patio after an early spring mountain bike ride, and it was perfection! The birds were chirping, the sun was shining, and it was so nice to just relax— and eat a popsicle. We have snow in the forecast for later this week, but I’m thinking these will be a summertime staple around here. Trader Joe’s has these semi-dried fresh figs in the freezer section that were a perfect addition to this recipe. They stay pretty soft, and I just love the crunch and texture from the seeds. Adding a swirl of jam gives the popsicles a little sweetness without overdoing it. And, those colors are so pretty. Spring in popsicle form!
Yield: this will depend on the size of your popsicle mold. I got 4 popsicles. Recipe is easily scaled up.
1 cup greek yogurt (I use 2% plain greek yogurt)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped semi-dried frozen figs (I used Trader Joe’s variety)
1/4 cup strawberry jam or preserves
Combine yogurt, vanilla, and chopped figs in a bowl and mix well. Gently stir in jam to get a swirled effect. Spoon into popsicle mold. If using wooden popsicle sticks, freeze for 1 hour before placing popsicle sticks into mold. Place back in freeze 4-6 hours or until completely frozen. [Follow directions for your mold if it comes with insertable lids or sticks.] When ready to eat, place popsicle mold under warm water for a few seconds for easier removal.